Here's where the story gets funny. Cortez actually DID return to Texas. He claimed he wanted to work with Republicans.
He claimed he tried
. He told House Speaker Dade Phelan he was going to bring the other Democrats back. Instead, Cortez ran away a second time and returned to D.C. Speaker Phelan was forced to issue a writ off f*ck around and find out.
To the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, or any officer appointed by him: you are hereby commanded to take The Honorable Philip Cortez, a Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, who is now absent from the House, wherever said Member may be found in the State, into your custody and safekeeping and bring said Member before the bar of the House instanter, this writ being issued under a duly-adopted order of the House pursuant to Article III, Section 10, Texas Constitution, made in exercise of its lawful powers to compel the attendance of absent members in the manner provided under the House Rules of Procedure.
Sadly, I think a lot of this is symbolic. Cortez will only get arrested when he returns to Texas. I was hoping for Chuck Norris and/or Jared Padalecki to lead the Texas Rangers to Washington, D.C., and arrest the fleebagger Democrats on sight. I guess they don't do that any more. And here I thought Texas was cool.
We know how this story ends. They eventually return home and the commonsense voter integrity bill is signed into law. Their hissy fit will have been for nothing. It's a question of how many more of them will have a warrant out.